Friday, May 5, 2017

Trees and Mountains and more.

 Another charcoal drawing. . . I used knitting needles to make the white branches before using charcoal on the large tree.  This has been a fun experiment drawing instead of painting.

Thank you Eva and Kristin for this wonderful welcoming website. The comments have been so helpful and fulfilling. Paint Party Friday is a great place to learn and visit. Thank you for your comments. I do try to get around to as many posts as I can.

At one point I had drawn a barn with a topper. . . Weather vane in the shape of a horse. Here is my reference. . .

The horses were out back today.
Squirrel wants my attention. . .out of food mom.
Our gorgeous Fountain where
the Mallards like to swim.

The Mallards in my front yard.
Red bird in my Front yard too.
Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Lao-Tzu


  1. Beautiful! Love the cure barn 😊

  2. Very clever indeed to use the knitting needles as art tools. I must try that one myself. Love the outcome of your art piece and all the animal life in your environs. Exciting to see it all, thanks for sharing. Wishing you another creative week ahead. Happy PPF.

  3. I'm loving your little charcoals of late! Good job!! I hope you are truly enjoying the beauty of where you live!! The peacefulness of natures little serene! I love it!

    Hugs Giggles

  4. Hello Janet, your charcoal drawing is lovely, and clever how you did the white branches :D)
    I just popped over to your Etsy and was really delighted to see your sweet dolls, they're gorgeous!
    You've a nice lot of visitors to your garden.Cheers now and Happy PPF!

  5. Visiting through Paint Party Friday. Nice experiment and details in your charcoal drawing. Have a great weekend...

  6. Lovely art Janet and neat trick with the knitting needles :)
    Pretty photos also~

  7. Janet what a brilliant idea using the knitting needles. I will have to remember that. I like this piece very much. Great photos too.

  8. Hi Janet. I think this is the first time I have heard of using knitting needles for sketches, or anything else besides knitting. What a great idea. Beautiful pictures of the nature around your home. Great post. Hugz, Rasz

  9. Great drawing! I like how you made the branches. Very clever ... Happy Sunday to you xx